Cheshire Wedding Photography and Wedding Venues

As a Cheshire wedding photographer I am so lucky to be near the many amazing wedding venues that Cheshire has to offer.

Once upon a time when I was a boy I lived in Cheshire and although I still live in the same area, they now say I live in Greater Manchester. I suppose I can class myself as a Manchester and Cheshire wedding photographer. Cheshire just has to be the best county in the country for wedding locations . The best thing about this area is the choice of stunning venues around the North West that I get to visit when photographing a wedding. Whether you are looking for something historic or romantic, traditional, quirky, grand or intimate, you can be assured that Cheshire has a venue to match every taste. I’d love to photograph your wedding wherever that may be in Cheshire. Please read on to see my recommendations of the best Cheshire wedding venues. Take a look at my galleries too which show various weddings in Cheshire.

Barn wedding in Cheshire:

Sandhole Oak Barn is beautiful timber beamed barn with its own accommodation. Owen House Wedding Barn is another rustic style venue, this time in footballer territory, Mobberley. Again accommodation is there should you require it. Hyde Bank Farm, is one of those hidden gems, it’s in the Romiley area and it’s semi rural location gives a wealth of opportunities for photography. Styal Lodge, has a light and airy feel from it’s light wood interior. It’s set in the grounds of Styal Golf Club and you can even park a golf buggy ride to the pond and jetty for your photos. Oak Tree of Peover is another modern take on a traditional barn, it’s set Peover. Further south you’ll find another barn wedding venue in Alcumlow Barn, it has the option of outdoor and indoor ceremonies, perfect for that Cheshire summer wedding.

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A grand day out and what could be more grand than a stately home. Beautiful, elegant Cheshire wedding venues.

Arley Hall certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to stately, why not take a look around on their various wedding open days throughout the year. Tatton Hall in Knutsford’s is the bees knees, the gardens and grounds with the impressive deer herds add to this most opulent setting. Capesthorne Hall, is another beauty with carefully manicured gardens and the most stunning Cheshire country house feel. Adlington Hall has it all including the history of the Great Hall dating back to Tudor times.

A piece of Cheshire’s rich history:

Peckforton Castle is a real life castle and yes you can get married there. Autumn Stone Photography at Peckforton Castle can be seen here. Gawsworth Hall is not far from Macclesfield, it’s a beautiful Cheshire house with gardens. Quarry Bank Mill and all it’s history could be yours, set in Styal it’s certainly a little different and embraces the rich industrial heritage around here. Colshaw Hall is deep in Cheshire’s countryside.

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Alternative weddings, maybe outdoor, I’m thinking marquees or a tipi Cheshire wedding venue:

Chester lakes is not far from Chester and allows for tipis. Delamere Forest, another one to consider for the lovers of the outdoors. Cheshire Woodland Weddings is in Blakemere Village, Northwich. You know Heaton House Farm is going to be different when you drive through the gates and past the huge bride and groom made from hay bales. Ness Botanic Gardens allows for outdoor ceremonies and also has a lovely conservatory if the weather doesn’t play ball. Abbeywood Estate is near Delamere Forest set right in the heart of Cheshire. Glasshouse at Combermere has a beautiful glass venue and walled gardens, it’s situated in the south of Cheshire.Another beautiful garden for your wedding is at Stonyford Cottage Gardens, you’ll need a marquee for this one. Not exactly Cheshire but on the Wirral next is Church Farm, they’ll be happy to host your wedding.

How about a field? Perfect for marquee, tipi and outdoor DIY weddings in Cheshire:

Hilltop Farm Weddings, also known as The Wedding Meadow is on a working farm in Woodford, perfect for creatives and a DIY Cheshire wedding. Harthill Weddings has a barn and camping facilities, bring your own wedding festival to Cheshire. Cherry Orchard Farm, is a plot of land next to a beautiful lake. Perfect for tipis on a balmy summer day in Cheshire. Buddileigh Farm Wedding provides the marquees, you provide the inspiration.

Stunning hotel Cheshire weddings:

Mottram Hall, is deep in the heart of Cheshire, perfect for a romantic Cheshire wedding. Shrigley Hall, is another hidden gem, a gorgeous old building for the perfect wedding day. Mere Court Hotel, is just outside Knutsford and offers a more intimate setting than it’s large neighbour around the corner the Mere Resort. Rowton Hall Hotel has its own gardens and set just outside Chester. Hillbark Hotel is an old Tudor hotel and marquee for you to enjoy the wedding day. Nunsmere Hall is a stunning stately home in the heart of Cheshire.

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Smaller hotel country house Cheshire wedding venues:

Alderley Edge Hotel, is in ultra trendy Alderley Edge, where the rich and famous live, work and play. Hilltop Country House is one of the loveliest Cheshire venues out there, situated near Bollington. Delamere Manor allows you to take your choice of rooms and there are plenty of them to suit all tastes and sizes.

Pub,restaurant, boutique hotel:

Bells of Peover has plenty of space for that tipi or marquee. The Plough Inn looks like a lovely old country pub but around the back is a gorgeous wooden beams barn. Belle Epoque in Knutsford is one of Cheshire’s jewels in the crown. Oddfellows in Chester is sure to tick a lot of boxes for many would be brides and grooms.

To the theatre darling!

Clonter Opera Theatre, just outside Congelton and makes for a very quirky, cool venue.

We’re all going to the zoo, zoo zoo, animal Cheshire wedding venues

Chester Zoo is another option for the animal lovers out there. Chester Racecourse will have those horsey types neighing with joy.

Well I hope that helps in finding your Cheshire wedding venue. Once it’s finalised why not get in touch to book your Cheshire Wedding Photographer? Check my availability here.

All of these Cheshire wedding venues have the added benefit of being extremely photographic which will add to your wedding photography. I always seem to be asked about rain and what if it rains on your wedding day. My answer is, I just carry on taking photos. That’s true but if your venue has options indoors too then it’s a win win situation.

I’m a multi award winning Cheshire wedding photographer, travelling around the North West and further afield photographing weddings. The best thing about this area is the choice of stunning venues around the North West that I get to visit when photographing a wedding. Whether you are looking for something historic or romantic, traditional, quirky, grand or intimate, you can be assured that Cheshire has a venue to match every taste.

I’m lucky being based in Stockport in that I spend the majority of my time photographing weddings in Cheshire. My approach is completely unobtrusive, I focus on the important things that are happening on the day, the emotions, the personalities and the little details.

Not only am I a Cheshire wedding photographer, I also cover the rest of the North West. Take a peek at my Manchester Weddings page for city centre venues.

I have worked with the following wedding suppliers in Cheshire and would highly recommend them for your Cheshire Wedding day

Wedding Flowers

For some very lovely flowers and green leafy things in Stockport, The Flower Emporium

Videography – Wedding Films

Get in with Ian for wedding films, he’s based in Rochdale, Ian Newton Video

These two provide some stunning cinematography, contact Steven and Claire at Forever Film

Cars

Chris has the nicest Mk2 Jaguar around and covers the North West, Classic Wedding Cars Cheshire

Elegance Wedding Car Hire have a beautiful Rolls Royce Silver Cloud at your disposal

Hair and MUA

Manchester based MUA, experienced and  highly recommended, Sarah Morten

Also in Manchester but available throughout the region, Sarah Meredith

And finally……

Only got a few minutes to spare? Turn the volume up and take a look at this video, it just about sums up what I do in five minutes.

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